Spacious carpentry workshop interior with an industrial vibe, featuring workbenches cluttered with woodworking tools, power tools, and construction materials. The concrete walls are partially painted and bear the sign "Rauchen verboten" (No Smoking in German), with wooden planks and frames mounted on the wall. Fluorescent lighting illuminates the space, and the concrete floor shows signs of wear, adding to the authenticity of the working environment. Ideal for scenes requiring a realistic and functional craftsman's workspace.

Discover the Authentic GDR Charm at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT in Berlin-Lichtenberg

Step into a world where history and culture collide, creating a backdrop so unique it can only be the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT in Berlin-Lichtenberg. This venue, steeped in the original atmosphere of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), offers a rare glimpse into the past, coupled with the versatility needed for contemporary creative endeavors. Whether you're planning an event, meeting, workshop, exhibition, screening, or shooting, this location's eclectic mix of spaces is sure to inspire and impress.

Unparalleled Historical and Cultural Significance

Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT was the beating heart of the "Transport Department" of the Central Committee of the SED. Today, it stands as a well-preserved industrial and cultural courtyard, offering a plethora of rooms each with its own story to tell. The combination of historical architecture and vibrant culture forms an interesting mix that is rarely found elsewhere, making it an ideal setting for those seeking authenticity and character in their projects.

Unique Features of the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT

The venue boasts an array of distinctive spaces, each with its own charm and potential:

The GDR Bar

Immerse yourself in the retro ambiance of the GDR bar, where parquet flooring and red-topped bar stools sit against a backdrop of wood paneling and mid-century modern furniture. The vintage atmosphere is perfect for film or photo shoots seeking a classic 1960s aesthetic.

GDR Bar with Retro Style

The Vintage Bowling Alley

Step back in time with the vintage two-lane bowling alley. Authentic wood-panel walls, geometric patterns, and an antiquated scoring table add to the nostalgic feel of this unique recreational setting.

Vintage Bowling Alley

The Minimalist Event Spaces

For those seeking a controlled, simple, and elegant environment, the minimalist event spaces with wood paneling and tasteful bench seating are a dream come true. The textured ceiling and suspended lighting fixtures add a touch of sophistication to any scene.

Minimalist Event Space

The Industrial-Style Creative Hub

The large, open-plan industrial-style space is a canvas for creativity. With exposed roof trusses, concrete floors, and equipped with professional lighting and sound equipment, it's suitable for a variety of projects, especially those requiring room for elaborate setups.

Industrial-Style Creative Hub

The Artistic Stairwell

For a more dramatic setting, the stairwell with its white walls, simple metal railings, and natural light offers a variety of shooting angles perfect for suspenseful or dramatic scenes.

Artistic Stairwell

The Contemporary Art Galleries

The contemporary art gallery spaces are a testament to minimalism and modernity. With large gray floors, white walls, and a dotted ceiling pattern, these areas are well-lit and ideal for showcasing artwork or serving as an upscale backdrop.

Contemporary Art Gallery Space

The Neighborhood: Berlin-Lichtenberg

Located in the dynamic district of Lichtenberg, the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT is nestled in an area known for its rich history and cultural diversity. The neighborhood boasts a blend of residential and industrial architecture, with local attractions that include the Stasi Museum and the Tierpark Berlin, Europe's largest adventure animal park. The area's transformation from a historical hub to a modern-day cultural hotspot makes it an exciting location for any production.

Local Weather and Conditions

Berlin's continental climate offers distinct seasons, each bringing its own mood and opportunities for your project. The warm summers and snowy winters provide diverse backdrops, while the transitional spring and autumn seasons offer a mix of mild and crisp weather. It's advisable to book in advance for the desired season to capture the perfect atmospheric conditions.

Book Now

Ready to make your creative vision a reality at this one-of-a-kind location? Book now and secure your spot at the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT. From €200 per hour, you can access a space that's not just a location, but a piece of history.

FAQ Section

What type of equipment is available on-site?

The industrial-style creative hub is equipped with professional lighting and sound equipment. Additional equipment needs can be discussed upon booking.

Can the venue accommodate large-scale events?

Yes, the open-plan spaces and event kitchen are perfect for large-scale events. Please specify your requirements when booking.

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is ample parking available for crew and talent.

Are there restrictions on the type of projects that can be shot here?

The FAHRBEREITSCHAFT is open to a wide range of creative projects, from photo shoots to film productions. However, all projects must respect the historical significance of the venue.

Comparative Analysis

When compared to similar options in Berlin, the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT stands out for its authentic GDR atmosphere and historical significance. The variety of spaces available, from the retro bar to the contemporary galleries, provides a versatility that is unmatched by other locations. Its industrial charm and cultural richness make it a superior choice for those seeking a location with character and narrative depth.

Don't miss the opportunity to capture the essence of an era in a space that offers so much more than just a setting. Contact us for more information and let the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT be the stage for your next creative masterpiece.


Berlin-Lichtenberg's Premier Photo & Film Studio Space

Berlin's FAHRBEREITSCHAFT offers diverse filming locales: a vintage GDR bar, a classic bowling alley, spacious event kitchens, artist studios, and industrial workshops. Ideal for scenes needing historical, cultural, or retro settings, with facilities for exhibitions and performances.
Berlin, Germany
200€ per hour